Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Taking lessons, the positive and the negative, from movies and TV.
Fill in your fictional landscape so characters don’t seem to be living in a vacuum, alone and oblivious to the people and objects surrounding them.
A look at words, punctuation, and writing elements that can be safely excised from novels, creating more memorable fiction.
A writer asks how much back story is too much.
Tips for putting characters into motion with habits and physical movement without disrupting the main action of a story.
Explore how the change in words affects individual moments and scenes and stories, and how words can direct fiction.
Tips for writing romantic love, for showing characters falling in love.
Tips for making readers care about your characters and the story events at every stage of your long fiction.
Push characters to their breaking points and beyond. Don’t hold back but challenge your characters beyond what they thought they could do. Push them beyond what you thought they could do.